Four Dimensional Social Space: A Reader in Australian Social Sciences

Four Dimensional Social Space: A Reader in Australian Social Sciences


Edited by Tom Jagtenberg, Edited by Phillip D'Alton

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  • Publisher: HarperEducationalPublishers
  • Format: Paperback | 569 pages
  • Publication date: 31 May 1992
  • Publication City/Country: New South Wales
  • ISBN 10: 0063121271
  • ISBN 13: 9780063121270
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd edition
  • Illustrations note: references, further reading

Product description

This reader introduces a wide spectrum of Australian social issues. It expands upon the traditional dimensions of class, ethnicity and gender to include nature, thereby reflecting the importance of the environmental context of human activity. Extensively revised, this expanded edition includes over 100 articles and contributors, of which half are new to this edition. The text features a wide range of Australian course material, and provides additional statistics to support the discussions contained in the readings. Each chapter is introduced by the editors, and is cross-referenced with other chapters to provide a broad overview of Australian society.

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Table of contents

Part 1 Four-dimensional social space: introducing the field of sociology; the four dimensions - class and stratification, gender, ethnicity, nature / environment; environmental crisis. Part 2 Class, power and technological change: class and power; technological change in a scientific age; the environmental context. Part 3 Socialization: instruments of socialization - the family, gender, media, ethnicity, education. Part 4 Daily life and institutional constraint: daily life - work and leisure, ageing and poverty; politics, the state and the military - organized politics and the labour movement, crime and the law, the military and the arms race; body and soul - medicine, religion. Part 5 Social movements: the Left; the women's movement; aborigines; peace and the environment. Part 6 The good society: perspectives; four-dimensional social space.